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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1798-

Unicorn

Latest 1862+

(Name to)

8 Earl Street

Maidstone

 

Also addresses as East Street and mentioned in the song, "The Maidstone Landlords" in 1798.

I am informed the name changed to the "Prince Alfred" between 1862 and 1867. It appears that the street has been renumbered as well.

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 19 October 1861.

Eleanor Beasley, a prostitute, also pleaded guilty to stealing, from the "Unicorn" public house, a quantity of wearing apparel, the property of Susan Pointer, and was sentenced to two months' hard labour.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 8 March 1859.

Suspected Robbery.

John Farnell was brought up on suspicion of having stolen a watch.

John Cheeseman residing at Mereworth identified the watch produced in court as his property. He stated that he had it in his possession on the 22nd of December, at the "Unicorn Inn." He missed it soon afterwards, but was too much and liquor to know the exact time when he lost it.

William Craddock landlord of the "Silver Trumpet," said the watch produced in court was the one he brought off a man named Thomas Standen, on the 23rd of December, at his (witnesses) own house, for 16s.

Thomas Standen said he sold the watch produced to the last witness for the prisoner Furnell and another man named Venus. He was paid 16s. for it, and handed over the money to the prisoner with the exception of 2s. which he kept for his trouble in selling.

The prisoner was discharged for want of sufficient evidence to convict, and the bench reprimanded the prosecutor for his admitting intoxication at the time of the robbery.

 

LICENSEE LIST

WESTOVER George 1826-29+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

MISSON William 1830-55+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34Maidstone Telegraph

BRIDGLAND W 1851+

MISSON W 1855+

CARRICK Henry 1858+

CRADDOCK William 1859+

MISSON Henry 1861-62+ (age 25 in 1861Census)

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Unicorn.shtml

 

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Maidstone TelegraphMaidstone Telegraph

CensusCensus

 

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